Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile


What is the Core Public Service Vocabulary Application ProfileĀ (CPSV-AP)?

CPSV-AP is a reusable and extensible data model for harmonising the way public services are described in a machine-readable format. It captures fundamental characteristics of a public service, such as the name, description, competent public organisation, output, etc.

The CPSV-AP includes the cardinality and data type of the properties, while specifying mandatory and optional elements to be used, and includes recommendations for controlled vocabularies as well.

What are the benefits of using the Core Service Vocabulary Application ProfileĀ (CPSV-AP)?

CPSV-AP benefits public administrations, businesses and citizens. The model harmonises public services (information) stored in different local, regional and national information sources, allowing the information to be searched and shared easily within and across public administrations all over Europe. This improves efficiency within public administrations and lowers the administrative burden for businesses and citizens who want to access public services (information).

CPSV-AP key milestones

  • CPSV-AP version 1.00 was published in 2014, focussed on the description of public services and business events on the Points of Single Contact.
  • In 2016 the scope of the data model was progressively extended to cover any type of public services.
  • CPSV-AP v2.0 has been reviewed by the Working Group Members, leading to publication of CPSV-AP v2.1 and subsequent versions v2.2 and v2.2.1. It is based on the experience of implementing the previous versions by different member states (MSs) and stakeholders and consequent requests received.
  • The latest version of CPSV-AP v2.2.1 was released in 2019. It is a small release reconciling bugs between the different distributions of the core vocabulary.
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Contribute to CPSV-AP by sharing comments and changing requests via the GitHub CPSV-AP repository.